Legal Counsel

Government of Alberta - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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The Alberta Labour Relations Board is the independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day application and interpretation of Alberta's labour laws.

Are you looking to play an important role in the fair and equitable application of Alberta's collective bargaining laws? A diverse and challenging opportunity exists for a Legal Counsel with the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Based in Edmonton and reporting to the Chair, the Legal Counsel represents the Board in legal proceedings, and manages the Board's legal advisory and legal services.

As Legal Counsel you will act as counsel to the Board by reviewing case specific issues and preparing legal advice and opinions for the Chair, Vice-Chairs, Senior Management Team, Board staff and members. You will represent the Board in court on judicial review applications and participate as a member of the Senior Management Team responsible for the administration of the Board. This position also handles 3rd party information requests under FOIP and related legislation and interacts with media on high profile labour relations disputes.

Candidates must possess superior communication skills and strong research and analytical skills. Excellent writing skills are required to produce well-thought out material including legal opinions, head-notes, policies, procedures and other written documentation in a timely manner. You have the ability to educate and are self-driven, able to take the initiative to address issues or organizational requirements as they arise. The ability to work independently and as a team member is required. Some experience presenting judicial review applications in court is preferred.

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LL.B. and membership in the Law Society of Alberta. Legal practitioner with a minimum of 4 years legal experience in a variety of areas including Civil, Constitutional, Employment, Contract and Administrative Law. Sound knowledge of law relating to labour relations and some experience in presenting cases before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Alberta Court of Appeal.

Legal Counsel 2: 4 years to 13 years of related experience is required ($4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly)
Legal Counsel 3: More than 11 years of related experience is required ($5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly)

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

This competition may be used to full current and future part-time and full-time, permanent and temporary vacancies at the same or lower level within the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary

Some travel is required for this position. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening.

Hours of work: 8:15AM - 4:30PM, Monday to Friday (36.25 hours/week)

What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Pension Plan:
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply
To apply online, users will be required to have an online account:

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID 1055788, to: Elena Lazar at

As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file using the following suggested naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobIDXXXXXXX

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Elena Lazar at If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.